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Bulls pick Bobby Portis: ‘Once I step on the court I’m mad’

Chicago Bulls first round draft pick Bobby Portis told reporters Thursday night that he plays the game of basketball to win. “My passing and my intensity,” Portis said then when asked by reporters why he likened himself to Kevin Garnett. “Simply because once I step on the court I’m mad. I play with a chip on my shoulder, a log on my shoulder, that no other player plays with...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge is disappointed Celtics didn’t move up in draft

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said earlier this week that he wanted to move up in the 2015 NBA draft. So when the Celtics failed to move up and snag a lottery pick on Thursday night, Ainge admitted he was disappointed. The Celtics selected Louisville guard Terry Rozier at No. 16, Georgia State guard R.J. Hunter at No. 28, LSU center Jordan Mickey...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakers GM: Kobe and Nance Jr. will have to discuss #rapist tweet

  Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said the team has spoken to first-round draft pick Larry Nance Jr. about a tweet the player sent out in 2012 that referred to a sexual assault case involving star guard Kobe Bryant. The forward from the University of Wyoming whom the Lakers selected 27th overall in Thursday’s NBA draft published the tweet on May 1, 2012. Nance’s...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Nets send Mason Plumlee to Trail Blazers in 4 person trade

The Brooklyn Nets traded Mason Plumlee and the rights to second-round pick Pat Connaughton to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Steve Blake and the rights to first-round pick Rondae Hollis-Jefferson on Thursday night. “Trading Mason was tough because I thought he gave us a lot in the two years he was here,” Nets general manager Billy King said in the early hours Friday...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Lyoto Machida remain a top-tier contender beyond UFC FN 70?

With just one UFC card remaining before the promotion’s summer blockbuster at July’s UFC 189, fight fans have high hopes for Saturday’s middleweight main event between the always-elusive Lyoto Machida, and the increasingly-dangerous Yoel Romero at UFC Fight Night 70 in Hollywood, Florida. Barely two months removed from falling victim to the submission skills of top-ranked...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Emmanuel Sanders on Patriots: ‘They cheated and shouldn’t be a champion’

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders doesn’t think the New England Patriots shoud be the Super Bowl champions. “Am I mad about Deflategate?” Sanders said, via 9 News, at the Ed McCaffrey 14th Annual Football Camp for kids aged 8 to 15 at Valor Christian High School. “I feel like I’m on ESPN with that question. … Yeah, yeah, I’m kind of mad. I don’t think...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls draft Bobby Portis at No. 22

The Chicago Bulls selected Arkansas forward Bobby Portis with the No. 22 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Portis, 6-11, was named the SEC Player of the Year. He wasn’t able to lead the Razorbacks past the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, but he ended the season averaging 21.5 points and 11.0 rebounds per 40 minutes. He became the first sophomore in school history...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Knicks trade Tim Hardaway Jr. to Hawks for Jerian Grant

The New York Knicks, who selected Kristaps Porzingis with the No. 4 overall pick, have traded shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Jerian Grant, the No. 19 overall pick, reports Yahoo Sports. The Knicks are trading Tim Hardaway to the Hawks, who will draft Jerian Grant for the Knicks, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics draft PG Terry Rozier at No. 16

The Boston Celtics drafted a point guard for the second straight season after selecting Louisville guard Terry Rozier with the No. 16 overall pick on Thursday. The Celtics drafted Marcus Smart in 2014 with the No. 6 overall pick. Rozier, 6-2, 190 pounds, was expected to go late first. He knows how to score, and can do it working on or off the ball. His shot selection needs work...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson after Nuggets pick: ‘I’m going to Sacramento’

The Denver Nuggets selected point guard Emmanuel Mudiay with the No. 7 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. While watching the draft, Nuggets guard Ty Lawson filmed himself watching Denver’s selection while smoking hookah and said into the camera: “I’m going to Sacramento.” Here it is from @TyLawson3 “I’m going to Sacramento” #Nuggets pic.twitter.com/mhOsQgSTeq...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio to Karl-Anthony Towns: You ready to pick up my dry cleaning

The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Kentucky forward Karl-Anthony Towns with the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Soon after the pick, Towns new teammate, point guard Ricky Rubio, welcomed him to Minnesota. Hello @KarlTowns !! You ready to pick up my dry cleaning tomorrow ?? #WelcomeRook — Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9) June 25, 2015 Picking up dry cleaning is a small...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat draft Justise Winslow at No. 10

The Miami Heat drafted one of the most talented players in the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday night. With the No. 10 overall pick, the Heat selected Justise Winslow, which is a massive win for the Miami and Pat Riley.   Heat are going back to the playoffs.  Winslow has an NBA body, is physically strong and athletic, and he can defend at an NBA level now. He’s good on the glass...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets draft C Frank Kaminsky at No. 9

The Charlotte Hornets drafted Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday night in Brooklyn. The Hornets wanted a new four of the future, one who can space the floor, and they found it in Kaminsky. He is comfortable playing on the block or out on the perimeter. While he’s not athletic by NBA standards, he has great footwork...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Nuggets draft PG Emmanuel Mudiay at No. 7

The Denver Nuggets selected point guard Emmanuel Mudiay at No. 7 overall in the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday night in Brooklyn. Mudiay passed up playing at SMU for Larry Brown, instead taking a one-year deal to play in China.  After missing a lot of time due to an ankle injury, he did his rehab and made plays come the playoffs.  He is a big, strong, physical point guard who uses...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings draft C Willie Cauley-Stein with the No. 6 pick

The Sacramento Kings selected Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Cauley-Stein, 7-0, is very athletic, but he’s getting drafted this high because of his defense. He can show out off a pick and switch onto a guard without losing a beat. He can score in transition and finish around the rim, and maybe eventually have a jumper. There...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic draft Mario Hezonja at No. 5

The Orlando Magic selected Croatia star Mario Hezonja with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday. With the 5th pick in the 2015 #NBADraft, the @OrlandoMagic select Mario Hezonja! pic.twitter.com/EwfdcWpeg0 — NBA Draft (@NBADraft) June 26, 2015 RT to celebrate! The Orlando Magic select Mario Hezonja! #MagicDraft STORY: http://t.co/MO0Xwvv71w pic.twitter.com...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Knicks draft C Kristaps Porzingis with No. 4 pick

New York Knicks selected Kristaps Porzingis with the No. 4 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Porzingis, 7-2, 230 pounds, has called the Knicks the best organization in the NBA and was excited to join the team Thursday. Your newest Knick, @kporzee! #KnicksDraft15 pic.twitter.com/AmikbZO8cf — NBA New York Knicks (@nyknicks) June 26, 2015 Porzingis is the fourth international...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

76ers draft C Jahlil Okafor at No. 3

The Philadelphia 76ers drafted Duke center Jahlil Okafor with the No. 3 overall pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft in Brooklyn. Okafor, 6-11, 270 pounds, averaged 17.3 points and 8.5 rebounds in his only season with the Blue Devils. Aye my boy is in philly with me #AfricanConnection — Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) June 25, 2015 Welcome @JahlilOkafor my fellow chi-town native —...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakers draft PG D’Angelo Russell No. 2 overall

The Los Angeles Lakers selected Ohio State point guard D’Angelo Russell with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Russell, 6-5, 180 pounds, 19.3 points and five assists in 35 games with Ohio State.  He shot 41 percent on three-pointers. Russell has been drawing comparisons to Stephen Curry and James Harden. Drafting Russell, could mean the Lakers believe they can attract...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves draft Karl-Anthony Towns with No. 1 pick

  The Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Kentucky forward Karl-Anthony Towns with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday night in Brooklyn. Towns, 6-11, 250 pounds, averaged 10.1 points and 6.7 rebounds in over 21 minutes as a freshman. Towns will join 2014 No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins and 2013 No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett. “You know what? If you were...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Jose Aldo still set for UFC 189, UFC announces contigency plan

It may not be the news that fight fans have been hoping for since learning of Jose Aldo’s rib injury earlier this week, but the UFC has announced a backup plan to ensure that July’s UFC 189 has a featherweight headliner featuring Conor McGregor if the reigning champ is ultimately forced to withdraw. If Aldo can’t defend his featherweight crown on July 11th, the UFC will pit...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Kings owner contemplating firing George Karl

Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive has considered firing George Karl, reports ESPN’s Chris Broussard. Karl, who was hired as coach four months ago to help turn around the struggling franchise, has made it known that he wants to trade All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins, which has irritated Ranadive. Ranadive is a huge fan of Cousins and has been steadfast in refusing to grant...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Teams expect Indiana Pacers to draft PG Cameron Payne

The Indiana Pacers currently hold the No. 11 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, and they will have quite a few options when they are on the clock. According to a report from Andy Katz, the belief growing among other teams is that the Pacers will end up taking Murray State point guard Cameron Payne with the pick. Let’s see if this ends up happening: a number of teams believe Indiana will...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Russell Wilson wants more than $22 million a year

According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wants to be the highest paid NFL player. Wilson is seeking a contract worth more than Aaron Rodgers’ five-year, $122 million deal he signed with the Green Bay Packers in 2013. According to Cole, Wilson’s agent wants a “relevant” contract for his client because he expects other quarterbacks...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart could be traded to the Indiana Pacers

Marcus Smart has reportedly been mentioned in trade talks this afternoon, and it appears that the Boston Celtics are serious about moving him if they can get into the lottery. According to the latest report from Gery Woelfel, the Indiana Pacers could be the team that ends up acquiring him. A source said a potential landing spot for Boston’s Marcus Smart is Indiana, which has the...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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